Like the Little Black Dress, everyone needs a classic crossbody bag. It’s the perfect everyday purse, one that usually fits the essentials (your wallet, phone, makeup, and keys). Usually, we keep to neutral colors, but your bag can also be an opportunity to add a pop of color to your outfit. Go for a bag that has different compartments, so you can stay organized. Or, try one that looks small but really fits a lot, like your iPad. But most importantly, make sure the bag has at least one cool element, so you won’t grow bored of it after one week.
Supermarket: Crossbody Bags
basic, but not lame.
Illustration by Liz Riccardi
Auxiliary, Romeyn Cross Body Bag, $198, view at Aritzia.
ASOS, Metal Detail Cross Body Bag, $29, view at ASOS.
Rebecca Minkoff, Mini MAB Tote, $195, view at Shopbop.
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Optical Stripe Sally, $198, view at Marc Jacobs.
Coach, Journal Crossbody, $165, view at Coach.
Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony, Eyes on the Prize Crossbody Bag, $48, view at Nasty Gal.
Topshop, Mini V Panel Holdall, $65, view at Topshop.
& Other Stories, Leather Crossbody Pouch, $55, view at & Other Stories.
COS, Block-Colour Leather Bag, $67, view at COS.
Alexander Wang, Marion Sling in Cult, $725, view at Alexander Wang.